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Opinion on the New Transition Gran Mal

mack

Turbo Monkey
Feb 26, 2003
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Looks like a single pivot with a swing link. :think: Looks pretty sweet. Its aTaking a page outta the adjustment book...

"with the option to run different stroke rear shocks as well as bottom bracket height and head angle adjustments. Run the Gran Mal with a different stroke shock to turn it into a totally different bike. Run a 2.25" stroke shock for DH courses that are fast and flowy, then change up to a 3" stroke for the runs with nasty rock gardens and drops. With up to 222mm of rear travel the Gran Mal is set to go off."

Shouldnt be a dissapointment. Transition is a good company, and i have heard allot of good things about the dirtbag.
 

binary visions

The voice of reason
Jun 13, 2002
21,653
402
NC
Looks cool.

It's a 4-bar, but it's not a Horst link. It'll have the suspension properties of a low single pivot like a Turner DHR. Transition supposedly has pretty good CS, and their bikes hit a good price point.
 
Mar 10, 2005
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Santa Cruz/Sacramento, Ca
Good CS is an understatement. From what I hear, you can call them and talk to the two owners right off the bat (simply because they're the guys who answer the phones). I sent them a message about getting a few spare derailleur hangers from them, and they email me back within the day and were extrememly helpful.

I wuggles my dirt bag. I'm going to name it bikey and we'll be the bestest friends ever.
 

mobius

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
2,160
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Around DC
It may look at it but check the measurements. The high BB worries me as a race bike and i don't know if putting the shock all the way forward and running a 7" fork would lower the BB enough.
 

Changleen

Paranoid Member
Jan 9, 2004
9,890
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Hypernormality
'mal' is 'bad' or 'sick' in French. Grand mal = 'Big bad' or 'Large sick'. I believe 'gran' can be used in Italian, don't think it's correct in French. Acadian?
 

Transcend

My Nuts Are Flat
Apr 18, 2002
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Towing the party line.
dirtjumpP.1 said:
adjectives always come after nouns in french
No, they don't "always". I am 100% fluent in french, and speak it as a first language. Care to argue with me some more about it?

Little red car. Translate it for me mr smarty pants.
 

arboc!

Turbo Monkey
Dec 18, 2004
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spokane, WA
Transcend said:
No, they don't "always". I am 100% fluent in french, and speak it as a first language. Care to argue with me some more about it?

Little red car. Translate it for me mr smarty pants.
you frog